Forever Under Construction


Posted in Iranians by homeyra on August 26, 2009

dx1dt5h/t Balatarin

Rastegar Rahmani-Tanha, here in front of his home in Javanrud, got the top score in the nationwide university entrance exams in both science and language fields. Congratulations!

He looks like many others who usually move into the university dorm in a major city to further their education.

They don’t deserve this kind of treatment nor being labeled as spoiled half-witted kids who need anonymous twitters to get an opinion.


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  1. Pedestrian said, on August 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    wow! Homeyra jan! this makes me ECSTATIC!
    especially since these days, most of those who place really high on the exam are kids who come from relatively rich families who spend at least a few thousand dollars on tutors and the like.
    (not ONE single classmate of mine at U of Tehran was from a public school and less than a quarter were from outside of Tehran)

    This just makes me so happy … and yet, so worried. Your last line hits the mark.

  2. Pedestrian said, on August 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I should clarify: there were lots of kids in the dormitories of course, but I think most were not in engineering or medicine!

  3. homeyra said, on August 28, 2009 at 8:14 am

    P-jan, even the spoiled ones who grow up here still have some multi-dimensional side. They have experienced so much due to the general situation.

  4. Pedestrian said, on August 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Homeyra, I wasn’t AT ALL implying that they don’t! Oh! quite opposite! I could launch into a 10 page essay about how wrong we are if we accuse them of feeding on CNN and Twitter when in fact, these are quite sophisticated people. The generational situation has indeed turned them (us) into quite complex creatures!

    I just meant I’m happy that someone from a small town won first place! That’s all 😉

    I guess I should have just written that one line!

  5. homeyra said, on August 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I understood:)
    I told you once, maybe your generation will be our Nowruz.
    Now I know that you are!

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